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11: Family and Marriage Relationships

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    Families are one of the essential relationships that all of us have in our lifetimes. Admittedly, there are a wide range of family types: adopted families, foster families, stepfamilies, nuclear families, and the families we make. According to the latest research from the US Census Bureau, there are a wide range of different types of households in the United States today:

    • Family households (83.48 Million)
    • Married couple households (61.96 Million)
    • Married couple households with own children (31.29 Million)
    • Married couple households without own children (30.67 Million)
    • Male householder, with own children (3.81 Million)
    • Male householder, without own children (2.67 Million)
    • Female householder, with own children (12.33 Million)
    • Female householder, without own children (2.72 Million)

    This chapter is going to explore the different types of family relationships and then end by looking at marriage.


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